This past week or more, the weather has felt no different from February in Abbotsford - overcast, rainy, cold. I was beginning to wonder if summer would show up, but thankfully the forecast is looking a little more promising for the coming week. Good thing since my parents will be visiting. They have always visited in the fall - the start of our dreary rain days - and I am hoping to show them a little more BC sunshine this time around!
To add to the "winter" feeling we were experiencing, Micah randomly got the flu last weekend. He woke up Saturday night with a fever and started throwing up. It didn't last long and the rest of us managed to ward it off, thankfully. But interestingly, the last couple of times that Micah has thrown up, his face has broken out in these little red freckles - burst blood vessels I guess. They are quite prominent, but we think they are also kind of cute :) It's been almost a week now and the freckles have almost faded, but I wonder if this will continue to happen as he gets older...
It's hard to see them in pictures, but this was the day after he got sick:
Micah's sleeping is about 98% better than it was last week. After talking to the moms at playgroup I felt justified in the spanking approach - warning him that he would get a spanking every time he came out of his bed. I think we spanked him a few times that first night (and there were some tears), but he has been going to bed like an angel ever since. Last night we put Keziah down at 7:30 but I was going to let Micah stay up a bit yet. I found him sitting on his bed and asked him if he wanted to go to bed already and he said yes! I wish it was always that easy :)
Keziah is growing up fast, expanding her vocabulary and getting increasingly mischevious. Her soother-free sleeping continues to go well though I think she may have some teething issues waking her up the last couple of nights.
The kittens are getting cuter, not to mention a lot more active these days. When they see us, they start mewing and trying to climb out of their box. A few more weeks and they'll be ready to move to their new homes.
Keziah is such a mother to these little guys. Yesterday Erik found her 3 separate times in our room with a kitten on her lap. She tries to be gentle, but... oh, those poor kitties.
The camera comes out a lot these days when we take the kittens out - but the combination of kids and kittens is pretty irresistable!
The kittens are growing on Erik too, I think. Mama Cat, however... not so much. I think she must be eating more to feed her growing brood, because she is also using her litter box more often and leaving quite a stench in our small space. Interestingly, since Micah's flu he has "suddenly" developed over-active scent glands and has been very sensitive to smells - particulary Oreo's. We are generally quick to clean up the litter box, but even more so now with Micah whining and gagging over the smell!
This poor kitty is getting a ride in Micah's hat:
Anyway, I should be off. Micah is thrilled that Granny & Grandpa are coming. We are counting down the days!